By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ Irene Diamond Stage
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: January 29, 2019
Opening date: February 19, 2019
Closing date: March 10, 2019
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
It’s the Golden Age of Hollywood, and aspiring starlet Vera Stark works as a maid to Gloria Mitchell, an aging star grasping at her fading career. Worlds collide when Vera lands a trailblazing role in an antebellum epic starring…her boss. While Vera’s portrayal of a slave turns out to be groundbreaking, decades later scholars and film buffs still grapple with the actress’ legacy in Hollywood and the impact that race had on her controversial career. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s fast-paced, sly satire, directed by Kamilah Forbes, will take you on a seventy-year journey through Vera’s life and the cultural climate that originally shaped her and continues today.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Lynn Nottage Playwright
Daniel Kluger Composer
Kamilah Forbes Director
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Matt Frey Lighting Designer
Mikaal Sulaiman Sound Designer
Katherine Freer Projection Designer
Laura Wilson Production Stage Manager
Caparelliotis Casting Casting

Actor Role
Jenni Barber Gloria
Jessica Frances Dukes Vera
Manoel Felciano Max/Peter
Warner Miller Leroy/Herb
Carra Patterson Anna Mae/Afua
Heather Alicia Simms Lottie/Carmen
David Turner Brad/Slavick